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téa obreht: ‘in america, we make progress, then revert in horrific ways' | books

At 25, she won the Orange prize with her first novel, The Tiger’s Wife. In her long awaited follow-up, she tackles the history of the American westHow do you disrupt the mythology of the American west, with its campfires and cowboys, and its spirit of masculine self-reliance? If you’re Téa Obreht, you add creatures – and people – who belong to the history but not to the myth. You add, say, camels. Inland, the long-awaited follow-up to her 2011 Orange prize-winning debut The Tiger’s Wife, takes p...

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